STORIES OF THE WEEK
Pixean
Nov 14, 2018
Time lapse photography is addictive. It is one of the most attention grabbing genres of photography. Once you have mastered time lapses, you can build an entire portfolio out of it. This will not only help you in photography but videography too. Most travel video-loggers are using time lapses these days. Although time lapses require intensive efforts and a lot of time, the results are quite gorgeous and in the lame man’s language, catchy! Time lapse photography requires a proper kit most of the ...
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Pixean
Oct 31, 2018
Fireworks in the night sky look surreal. To capture and enjoy anything so heavenly, a price has to be paid. Getting good fireworks photographs is not a luck-by-chance scenario. There has to be a well-designed plan. To have a good fireworks photograph, you have to be very aware and agile. This is tricky and challenging but that’s where all the fun lies. Let us take a look at the most crucial aspects of fireworks photography. SOURCEThe location vantage point: Location scouting is one of the most i...
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Pixean
Oct 29, 2018
Photography is a game of lights. If you are into this article, you may already know how significant a role lighting plays in any genre of photography. You may be shooting an outdoor shot in natural light or an indoor portrait with artificial lights but the lighting techniques have to be spot on in order to make splendid images. There are several types of lights used in photography. These include tungsten lights, LED lights, Xenon lights etc. LED light is one of the common types of lights. There ...
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Pixean
Oct 26, 2018
We have always associated the word ‘Golden’ with a once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity. Mankind has always fallen in love with this. Golden opportunity, golden times, golden moments and many more such phrases have always enveloped us to the extent that whenever we find an opportunity worth trying, we use this word as a prefix! In the world of photography too, we have associated this word. Photographers love the golden hour. Golden hour is nothing but the time period leading up to the sunse...
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Pixean
Oct 25, 2018
We have with us Vivek Gowda who is a cinematographer, photographer and an emerging entrepreneur, who love to convey stories of human life and condition through video and images. Here he depicted the story of Vittal Pindi which is the famous Sri Krishna Leelotsav celebrations held annually during the Krishna Janmashtami at the world-famous Udupi Sri Krishna Temple in Karnataka.Vittal Pindi – PhotostoryThe unique aspect of Vittal Pindi is that a clay murthi of Krishna is prepared for the occasion ...
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Pixean
Oct 24, 2018
Low light photography is one of the stiffest challenges a photographer has to encounter. Photography is a game of lights and when the light is reduced substantially, we start to face what photographers call impending doom! Low light situations test your camera sensor to the core. All shortcomings of the camera body get properly highlighted. In low light situations, you need to operate with very slow shutter speeds and that in itself is a major reason to worry. Slow shutter speeds doesn’t allow y...
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Pixean
Oct 22, 2018
Photography is a creative art form. There is no limit to the amount of creativity you can have while shooting a particular image. Camera manufacturers have come up with filters to assist you in this process. There are two kinds of filters if we can classify in a broad way. The first one is the on camera filters like the neutral density filters, polarizing filters etc. The second type is what the manufacturers like to call “creative filters”. These are inbuilt camera filters. Most entry level dsl...
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Pixean
Oct 18, 2018
As beginners in photography, we tend to shoot everything. While that is a good practice for a beginner, the actual fun begins when we are able to analyze the reasons for choosing a particular subject. The choice of subject depends on several factors ranging from ad-hoc shots to subjects you like to shoot. Professional images are planned well in advance. There is quite a lot of pre-visualization involved in making a professional image. Consistent choice of subjects will help you in creating a pho...
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Pixean
Oct 17, 2018
Photography is all about being able to clearly depict one’s feelings, thoughts and stories. For this to happen, your subject must stand out properly. The subject can be enhanced in many different ways. It depends on the focusing aspect, the background, the composition and the lighting. Each of these is responsible in making the subject stand out. Let us take a look at a few tips to actually make your subject stand out.1) The background: The background actually enhances the foreground. Choose a b...
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Pixean
Oct 15, 2018
Backlit subjects always tend to grab a lot of attention. Perfect back lit shots always leave the viewers with a will to come back for more. Silhouette is a name given to such back lit shots. The back lighting throws the subject in to darkness but the shape remains clearly visible. We have all seen such kind of shots in desert landscapes etc. Silhouettes are highly appreciable and takes a lot of effort to master. Let us take a look at the 5 tips to create stunning silhouettes and then proceed onw...
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Pixean
Oct 12, 2018
Silhouettes are nothing but backlit images. The subjects are normally in shadow. The outline of the subject is visible in silhouettes. Capturing silhouettes is one of the oldest forms of photography. We have associated ourselves with such images from time immemorial. Each of us has a silhouette of our own. They might be taken intentionally or even by mistake! When we stand to pose for a portrait on a beach with the sun behind us, we get a dark image of our self. More often than not, it is an uni...
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Pixean
Oct 8, 2018
In a world as vast as photography, misconceptions will exist. A world of creative art that it is, it tells us to believe in it without any boundaries or limitations. Solving misconceptions is fun. One of the common topics of misconception in photography comes ashore when the boundary between adjustment of white balance and colour correction is breached. Let us take a look at the differences between the two and try to remove such a confusion from our grey matter for one final time.1)   White bala...
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